Trey Songz arrested after destroying Detroit stage, throwing debris at officer

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DETROIT — Grammy-nominated singer Trey Songz has been arrested in Detroit following a show at the Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday night.

Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, is facing charges of resisting or obstructing an arrest and malicious destruction of property.

The R&B singer, songwriter and producer was in Detroit for a show along with several other artists. Video online shows Songz saying that he’s been told his set had gone too long but that he would continue regardless. He told fans that he loved Detroit, and that if they turned off his microphone he was going to tear up the stage.

Shortly afterwards his microphone was cut and Songz began to destroy stuff on the stage at the Joe Louis Arena.

According to Detroit Police, a sergeant went onstage to try to stop the singer. That’s when they were struck by debris being thrown by the artist. The officer suffered a concussion and is now at a local hospital recovering from what police called “minor injuries.”

It’s unknown whether charges against Songz could change.

He was taken into custody by police at 11:30 p.m. At last check he was still in custody.

Songz has a concert scheduled for Friday night in Chicago.

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